KOULEN NAMED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT UNTHSC GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

March 11, 2005

Peter Koulen, PhD, was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure in the department of pharmacology and neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.

Dr. Koulen also serves as the associate director of the North Texas Eye Research Institute.

A graduate of Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany and the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt, Germany, Dr. Koulen has been at the health science center for almost four years. Prior to that time, he completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research and Yale University School of Medicine in the department of pharmacology, funded through grants from BASF, the German National Merit Scholarship Foundation and the National Kidney Foundation.

Dr. Koulen received the Erik B. Fries Endowed Fellowship and the Lucy B. Lemann Fellowship, both in neuroscience, as well as the National Kidney Foundation Research Fellowship to study polycystic kidney disease. He also received the Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for 2002-2004. He was named a Research Rising Star by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the health science center in 2002, and was named a Scholar of the Society of Biological Psychiatry in 2003.

His research interests include kidney and eye disease as well as Alzheimerâ??s disease and aging. He is currently funded by national and international agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Koulen currently resides in Benbrook.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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